The federal government told the Ninth Circuit that immigrant detainees at contractor-run facilities aren't covered by state labor laws, backing GEO Group Inc.'s effort to overturn $23.2 million in judgments that found a detainee work program violated Washington's minimum wage law.
A Los Angeles restaurant illegally refused to bargain with a UNITE HERE local, the Ninth Circuit ruled, supporting the National Labor Relations Board's determination that the company couldn't avoid liability for a federal labor law violation by raising the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse.
States should be working on legislation regulating the use of artificial intelligence tools in employment decisions, ideally holding both vendors and employers accountable and pushing for transparency in how the tools work, investigative journalist Hilke Schellmann said in an exclusive interview with Law360.
In this month's review of class action appeals, Mitchell Engel at Shook Hardy discusses five notable circuit court... (more story)
A recent amendment to New York City's sick leave law authorizes employees for the first time to sue their employer... (more story)
A recent report from the New York State Department of Labor indicates that bias against transgender and nonbinary ... (more story)
Student workers at California State University voted to unionize with a Service Employees International Union affiliate, a vote that the union said creates the largest bargaining unit for such workers in the United States.
A Tennessee federal judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction preventing the NCAA from enforcing its ban on name, image and likeness compensation for athletes being recruited by institutions, allowing t... (more story)
A New York meat distributor violated federal labor law by laying off six employees without consulting its workers' union and by withholding information about forthcoming changes to its production process, a Na... (more story)
About 54 employees of a Sacramento, California, facility that stores and delivers cannabis can vote on representation by a Teamsters local, a National Labor Relations Board official ruled, saying the United Fo... (more story)
In the coming week, attorneys should keep an eye out for a potential ruling on summary judgment bids in a religious discrimination case involving former San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District workers. H... (more story)
Starbucks legally reduced a pro-union employee's hours, a National Labor Relations Board judge ruled, dismissing other unfair labor practice claims but holding that the coffee giant did unlawfully threaten pos... (more story)
This week, the Second Circuit will consider a staffing company's challenge to a lower court decision that blocked arbitration proceedings with a worker over a provision in the arbitration agreement that requir... (more story)
The Ninth Circuit appeared hesitant Friday to fully revive a Las Vegas casino employee's suit alleging it did nothing while she was harassed on the casino floor by former NFL player Richard Sherman, with one j... (more story)
Reed Smith LLP has named new managing partners at its two Los Angeles offices, with a longtime corporate attorney assuming control in the Century City office and a labor and employment attorney taking the rein... (more story)
The Tenth Circuit declined Friday to reinstate a middle school assistant principal's lawsuit alleging she was retaliated against for flagging a student's sexual assault, saying she failed to show that the scho... (more story)
A Michigan appeals court has refused to reinstate a former truck company employee's lawsuit alleging she was fired because she was in her 50s and flagged a health issue, saying she failed to rebut the company'... (more story)
A Texas federal judge tossed a teacher's suit claiming he was let go for being gay, ruling that the Montessori school he worked for showed that his contract wasn't renewed because of complaints about his teach... (more story)
A software company fired an 86-year-old employee after he complained that he was not paid for months of work, the worker alleged in a lawsuit filed in New Jersey state court, saying his former employer owes hi... (more story)
The Eleventh Circuit refused to reinstate a worker's suit accusing a hospital of passing her over for a promotion because she's Black and then placing her on leave after she complained, saying she failed to re... (more story)
Amazon has paid $1.9 million to over 700 migrant workers who suffered human rights abuses at two of its warehouses in Saudi Arabia, the company said.
California cannabis company Glass House Brands Inc. and a number of its subsidiaries were hit with a proposed class action suit Tuesday claiming it bilked workers out of sick pay, minimum wage and lunch breaks... (more story)
An Illinois fire department did not fail to accommodate a firefighter's disability by requiring him to attend college classes before giving him a raise, the Seventh Circuit ruled Friday, because raises are not... (more story)
A payroll and human resources company required its recruiters to obtain written pre-approval to work overtime and receive pay for it but never greenlighted any overtime, resulting in employees working off the ... (more story)
A hospital operator underpays its staff by erasing instances of workers clocking in early and punishing incidents of tardiness, a worker alleged in a proposed class and collective action filed in Oklahoma federal court.
A Delaware Chancery judge's rejection of Elon Musk's $55 billion Tesla pay package shows how a court historically viewed as corporate-friendly may be shifting, one of several trends executive compensation expe... (more story)
An online shift-booking platform for hotel and restaurant workers will pay $1.75 million to end claims by San Francisco's city attorney and the state of California that it engaged in wage theft by misclassifyi... (more story)
A corrosion control company has retooled its claims that North Carolina labor officials incentivized inspectors to issue workplace safety citations, highlighting in a revised complaint the harm caused by the c... (more story)
After notable appellate victories in biometric privacy cases, Illinois plaintiffs have seized upon a previously little-used law protecting workers' genetic privacy, leaving defense attorneys wondering if histo... (more story)
A nonprofit on Friday challenged U.S. Customs and Border Protection's bid to dismiss allegations the agency ignored a four-year petition to ban major chocolate companies from importing cocoa allegedly harveste... (more story)